Millon's reagent

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A solution of mercury(II) nitrate and nitrous acid used to test for proteins. The sample is added to the reagent and heated for two minutes at 95°C; the formation of a red precipitate indicates the presence of protein in the sample. The reagent is named after French chemist Auguste Millon (1812–67).

Subjects: Chemistry.

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